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Vehicle Sought in Postal Truck Robbery in Hampton Terrace

Hundreds of letters were stolen during a postal truck robbery in Hampton Terrace.

Detectives are looking for a suspect's vehicle related to a U.S. Postal truck robbery in Hampton Terrace, according to the Tampa Police Department.

Around 2:05 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, a postal employee locked his vehicle and was conducting mail deliveries on foot in the 1200 block of Clifton Street, when two unknown black male suspects forced entry into his marked U.S. Postal Service truck, police said.

The suspects stole two containers of mail with about 200-400 letters and fled the area, according to police.

A witness observed the suspects enter a vehicle.

It is a 2006 or later version of the 4-door Chevrolet Impala, good condition, unknown Florida license plate, no obvious tint or after-market wheels.

According to police, witness described the passenger in the vehicle as a black male, in his early 40s, 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8, thin build, unshaven appearance with touches of gray in the growth. He was last seen wearing a long white tank top, blue jean pants, and a black baseball cap.

The U.S. Postal Inspectors responded to the scene and advised they would make notification to those residents that may have had incoming mail in the containers that were taken.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Tampa Police Department at 813-231-6130.

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